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Alternative Christmas

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 21:51

I'll be turning my hearing aid off and watching grandma get so drunk she falls off the sofa.

And that's before brunch!


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 21:45

Merry Christmas everyone! 


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 15:46

Well the carrot cake is cooling, the stollen dough is refusing to rise (I really struggle getting gluten free mixes to rise), the dog tired and grumpy, 

And his Lordship is playing the "I can't remember who this present is for" game already. I thought I was the one with rhe memory problems 

Had the washing outside drying, or at least airing. It's feeling distinctly un Christmas like when you're stepping on slugs while pairing socks.

Is it too early for mulled wine?

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:51

Not only do I have daffs.... the slugs are back in force.


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:43

Oh and for a fluffy balls update: I'm still not sure what they're doing! 


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:40

Bushy I hope the rain proves not as heavy as they fear.

I've an emergency present out for delivery today (hope it arrives) and the (dairy free gluten free reduced sugar) stollen and carrot cake to make. Washing to do, walls in the hall way to sand down and hopefully get the first layer of base paint on.

All not helped by his lordship offering to make tea in bed this morning.  I've now been waiting 3/4 of an hour and am not sure how much longer I can wait for this romantic gesture. 

Wintersong I'm glad Flynn is starting to feel better.

Topbird good luck!!

Venus flytrap

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 21:20

Mexborough: what kind of venus fly trap is it do you know? I have been told that some can smell like cat pee when they flower yet when mine flowered not only did it look lovely it didn't smell at all.


Posted: 22/12/2015 at 09:05

Morning Punk: lovely to see you posting today. Your positivity sounds hopeful: We shall be thinking about you in the next few days.


Happy Birthday Master Dove! 


So a word of warning for you all: I have a few cactus in the bathroom window. The spikey one has produced some fluffy balls that have sparked my curiosity. So off to Google I went.





google search "soft fluffy white balls" and forget to add the cactus bit.


You end up on Pintrest looking at Christmas decorations and before you know if your tea has gone cold.



Posted: 21/12/2015 at 17:32

Verdun I saw 6ft teddy bears for sale the other month.

Alas I didn't see anyone buying one to see how they were going to fit it in their car for the journey home.


I think, having spent the weekend and today at work, I just think, its safe to say that NOW 


NOW I am on holiday just like I should have been all month! Not bad now its the 21st...


I hope your feeling better Wonky. At least you're getting it over and done with before the big day.


Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:25

Incidentally is anyone else wondering how this weather is affecting the garden centres and growers? I wonder what deals there will be had by things flowering too early.

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